Could you start from step one, what I am supposed to do? (I've never programmed remote before except entering tv code.)
thanks for any help!
Meant for this to go to Frank70 but anyone can chime in for me.
Only a active converter box will work(not just as simple as a cable) they start ~$35 from places like Amazon. CM doesn't believe anyone has a TV without HDMI anymore
Refresh my memory, you switched from automatically updating the clock to manual, right? And it still looks accurate?
I was on auto and my clock was off by 4 minutes the other day. The beginning of my shows were getting clipped off. I set the extra-minutes-before and after setting to add 10 minutes on both ends to make sure. But I also changed the clock to manual.
My only concern is if the power goes out, does the DVR+ have an internal battery to keep the clock going? Maybe I will unplug it for a half hour and plug it back in to check. That is the only reason I can think to go back to auto updating from wherever it is getting its time from.
I have seen the same problem with the clock drifting but I think my clock was only off by 2-3 minutes. I don't know why but at times it seems to drift and at other times it seems to stay steady (at least with respect to PSIP time). It seems to always use PSIP time and I don't know any way to force it to use NTP from the internet. As P Smith has said it doesn't have a battery but it must have an internal clock or it wouldn't be drifting.
This is definitely one of the bugs that needs to be fixed. It should always use NTP as long as an internet connection is available. What is strange is that Chuck Tribolet reported that the DVR+ is regularly checking NTP time but it doesn't seem to update the clock.
I've been having the same problem with wireless (posted earlier) It seems once the connection is lost it doesn't reconnect without problems. I've gone through the process many times and eventually get it working again; I did discover one method that worked the first time: I unplugged the unit for about 2 minutes without disconnecting anything else, then plugged back and it did a cold reboot, took a couple minutes to get back up (led would turn red for a bit) but this time the wireless and internet were connected fine and has been stable for the last week. Haven't tried multiple times to determine if it always works.
I posted problems earlier, should have quoted people before I replied, I am using the stock CM adapter (spent the extra money just in case) I have same problems - if the wireless become disconnected have had all the symptoms mentioned. I always have problems reconnecting, in my most recent post I was able to get it connected without a hassle by cold booting the dvr (unplug for 2 minutes) it went through the whole process ,which took a couple minutes but the wireless then was connected and stable along with the internet, no cycling or disconnects. I should add that the times it has been disconnected were because I was working on my access point, not because or the dvr. I also had a disconnect when I added the usb hard drive.Not sure if this method will always work but does appear to be a bug as the unit looks like it is attempting but failing (wondering if system doesn't remember credentials - I always had to put them in again to get it to work until I tried the reboot)
What's make and model of your wireless access point (the box on the other end of the wireless, aka wireless router or a bunch of other things)?
I thought I had the only Zyxel in the USA. Works fine with the DVR+. Different model (X550) though.
The SSID may have been changed from what's printed on the box. The SSID is displayed somewhere in the DVR+ wireless setup. I can't check just where because those menus don's seem to be in the DVR+ manual (even the big web version) and there's a ton of stuff piled in front of the DVR+ (new kitchen floor today)..
For the wireless problem mentioned earlier - Stock CM wireless adapter, I have used 2 different wireless access points and same problems with both; The one I used first was a netgear wn802t with latest firmware (never any problems with numerous other devices connecting, also note at most I only have 1 or 2 devices connected at the same time, nothing streaming, spectrum analyzer shows no signals that should cause a problem)
I just upgraded to a commercial dual band model netgear wndap350 with latest firmware, I double checked the issue and it still happens. I still see cycling as if it attempts, then fails to connect, I also reported earlier that a cold boot resulted in a successful re connection but that must have been a fluke as that didn't work this time - stills cycles and no internet connection; also, I always run my ssid broadcast name as I have seen old devices have problems when it is hidden so the post that said they reconnected when they un hid the ssid was not the issue. Must have been another fluke, like the cold boot. I seem to have (so far) been able to eventually get it to reconnect and remain stable by going through the setup (sometimes multiple times) and re entering my wpa credentials even though settings show they are still there, not sure if this is just another fluke, when I have time I will try to run my access point with no security and see if the problem disappears.
ok, the wireless suspense was killing me.... I disabled all security on the access point and set the dvr to disable then enable the wireless, took over a minute to reconnect but it did and remained stable, no cycling, however took a bit longer to update the internet access to connected but when it did that was also stable and has been for over 5 minutes. I repeated this test once with access point security still open and got same results. Maybe the firmware problem may have to do with encryption on routers (didn't notice any other choice beside wpa and open, am I missing something, maybe manual is where the choices are? - wpa2 is more recent) I then turned the encryption back on the access point and re scanned the wireless, which picked up wpa, and re entered the password and it re connected both wireless and internet and they appear stable for last 5 minutes. Hope this helps